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28 E. Washington  •  P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502
Ph: (918) 423-9300

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Utility Maintenance
Utility Maintenance Branch
The Utility Maintenance branch of the Utilities Department is responsible for maintaining 170 miles of water line and 143 miles of sewer line. This branch is led by Tim Murray, Utility Maintenance Superintendent.

The Utility Maintenance Branch employs two foreman, five heavy equipment operators, and five utility men, which together make up five crews that consist of one operator and one utility man per crew. These five crews are responsible for different repairs and maintenance around the City, which include the following services that are provided for the City of McAlester residents: 
  • Repair of water breaks on public properties
  • Relocation of water meters and service lines
  • Investigation of low water pressure
  • Fire hydrant repair, replacement, and preventive maintenance
  • Investigation of sanitary sewer odors
  • Smoke testing and removal of sanitary sewer blockages and overflows
  • Cleaning and repairing of sanitary sewer lines
  • Restoration of public and private property after repair of water and sewer lines
  • Installation of new city water meters
  • Locating city water and sewer lines for Oklahoma One Call System

The Utility Maintenance operators and maintenance men repair over 300 main water breaks a year and maintain over 7,000 water meters per year. They also flush and maintain over 500 sewer lines per year and 840 fire hydrants.

When to Contact
The Utility Maintenance Department has a crew on call 24-hours a day for emergency situations. The City of McAlester requests that you only use this service if you have an emergency. The following conditions would be considered an emergency:
  • City sewer over flowing or blocked
  • City water main break (with a large amount of water being lost). This does not include a meter leak or a small leak that is bubbling water. This needs to be reported the following business day
  • Resident that needs water shut off due to a water break
  • Resident has no water

Please note: If the City Utility Department sends an on-call crew to your home and it is not an emergency situation, the Utility Department will not make the repairs until the following business day.

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Utility Maintenance Department
2600 W Hereford Ln.
McAlester, OK 74501

Ph: (918) 423-9300
Ext. 4990

After Hours Emergency:
Ph: (918) 423-1212

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm